The abdominal difficulties experienced by each patient vary according to the number of pregnancies, the kind of birth, age, weight, etc. These difficulties determine the type of Tummy Tuck procedure to be applied to patients. In general, two kinds of abdominal procedures are performed:
Mini Tummy Tuck
When planning a tummy tuck cosmetic procedure, it is essential to consider the degree of skin sagging, the elasticity of the abdominal skin, and the degree of laxity in the abdominal wall muscles. These criteria are considered, and a plan is developed for the treatments that will be performed during the tummy tuck surgery. Simple operations like Mini Tummy Tucks are done on individuals who do not have a lot of fissures, sagging or looseness in the abdomen. Liposuction is another technique that may be used during the procedure. When the quantity of fat on the abdominal wall is excessive and the abdomen's flexibility has been compromised significantly, the Full Tummy Tuck approach is used. The Mini Tummy Tuck procedure is used to address sagging in the region under the belly button. This surgery has no impact on the groin and does not fix the navel.
Full Tummy Tuck
If the abdomen is very loose and drooping, a complete Tummy Tuck is performed. Patients who need a Full Tummy Tuck are often individuals who have gained and lost significant amounts of weight, or who have had more than two pregnancies. The anterior abdominal wall remains highly lax in these people. A Full Tummy Tuck is recommended for those who have significant fat buildup in their waist area and anterior abdominal wall, as well as severe abdominal sagging. Before doing a complete tummy tuck on these patients, liposuction is used to contour the abdomen and waist region. This makes it simpler to shape the body surgically.